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Meaning of APOPLEXY

Pronunciation:  'apu`pleksee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
 

APOPLEXY is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: cerebrovascular accident, CVA, stroke
 
 See Also: attack, cerebral hemorrhage, haemorrhagic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, ischaemic stroke, ischemic stroke

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ap"o*plex`y\ ([a^]p"[-o]*pl[e^]ks`[y^]), n. [OE.
poplexye, LL. poplexia, apoplexia, fr. Gr. 'apoplhxi`a, fr.
'apoplh`ssein to cripple by a stroke; 'apo` from + plh`ssein
to strike: cf. F. apoplexie. See {Plague}.] (Med.)
Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and
voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.

Note: The term is now usually limited to cerebral apoplexy,
      or loss of consciousness due to effusion of blood or
      other lesion within the substance of the brain; but it
      is sometimes extended to denote an effusion of blood
      into the substance of any organ; as, apoplexy of the
      lung.

 
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